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Hi I'm Micaella

I grew up in New Zealand. I was lead to the Gospel by my best friend at 16. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am Micaella, many people call me Mica. I love to cook, bake and decorate cakes and cookies. I am not super sporty but I love hiking, snorkelling and wake boarding. I live in New Zealand so most of my life has been around water, I love swimming and being in the boat. I lived in Spain as an Au Pair for a year after I left high school and I am currently studying at the University of Auckland doing a bachelors degree in Psychology. Next year I will be serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, very soon I will know where I am going and I couldn't be more excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When I first began investigating the church I was in a very sad place, I had just lost three of my family members and feared I would never see them again. I wondered why bad things would happen to good people and I wondered what life was about. My dearest friend, who is a life long member, knew exactly what I lacked in my life and what would help me through this dark time. He invited me to a church youth fireside and in that fireside I felt more peace and comfort than I had ever felt before. Being raised by very anti-religious parents I knew little of religion and had been raised to believe it was all a big scam. But as I began to go to church, to youth activities, to meet with the missionaries, to pray and to read the book of Mormon, I knew that I could not deny the divine truth of this gospel. At only 16 I knew that the church was true and I wanted to be baptised. But my parents would not allow it, I was determined to be baptised, I could not deny what I knew to be true, even if at times it may have been easier. So I had to wait until I was 18 to be baptised without parental permission. On September 8th 2012 I was baptised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, surrounded by my ward, missionaries and friends. It was one of the happiest days of my life. I have no doubt it was the best decision I have ever made. Being a member of this Gospel doesn't make ones life perfect, I still face many trials and challenges, but being a member makes it all worth it and makes it easier. I know the meaning of life, I have a ward and heaven full of love and support, I know that each hard time is there to make me stronger and I will never face a challenge I cannot overcome and I know death isn't forever. I am so sure of how this gospel can change lives, that in 2015 I will donate 18 months of my life to do the Lords work as a missionary, to share what I know to be true.

How I live my faith

I love to get involved with the church as much as I can. I am the representative for the Young Single Adults in my ward, I organise different fun activities for the YSA to get involved in and mingle with each other. Our YSA are all very close, we spend most weekends and many week nights together playing sports, watching movies, at church dances and activities and going to Gospel Institute classes and missionary preparation classes together. As a preparing missionary I also spend time with the Sister Missionaries learning the ropes and baring my testimony to investigators. As a convert I find it easy to relate to people investigating the church and love to help them feel more comfortable and learn the truth of heavenly fathers plan for us. I am also used to translate to Spanish, when necessary.